Except three of them:
Apple blossoms are so simple and sweet. Next year -- I hope -- we'll have an orchard full of them.
We are busy. I'm back into my work schedule until the end of the school year. I also teach a Bible study each week and sing in a local chorale. That concert occurs in a few weeks. I'm also trying to finish up Julia's literature course and French course for this year. Adam does his usual church work and lately has more on his plate in pastoral work, helping people who need help. Julia is flying toward the end of her semester, finishing her junior year. Next month we have Peter's graduation and a family wedding. I always think summer will be calmer and I can get so much done, but somehow it doesn't happen that way! We continue to hunt for a couple of new farm dogs to adopt. Pound dogs are actually pretty expensive these days, especially if you just want a lab mix. Adam keeps an eye on PetFinder and Craigs List.
Except for blogging, I do hardly any writing anymore, which saddens me. In order to write, I think I need more "down time" -- less work and duties and dashing around meeting schedules. And I need a calmer mind too. There are too many stresses in life right now, and the imaginative mind becomes subdued, even dormant, during such times. I do plan to get back to writing some day.
The farm is looking pretty weedy right now and needs much mowing. But the bees are happily flying around and the plants in the greenhouse are thriving. They will go in the ground in a week or so, and then we'll see how the farm year will prosper.